who will be with us at The happening 2016...?
15th – 16th September 2017
Mill Lane, Chalgrove. Oxon. OX44 7SL
First up on Friday night (and not the easiest slot to fill), is Reuben Lovett, a brilliant folk rock musician and songwriter based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. He is focused on composing and playing original material both as a solo artist and as front man for Delicate Holly with whom he still performs.
(Photo: Jess Jones Photography)
Reuben Lovett – Friday 6pm
Red Butler – Friday 7.30pm
'Red Butler' Dynamic rock/blues band Red Butler is fast making a name for itself across Britain and Europe. Audiences instantly tap into the fire and passion generated by the young band from Sussex
Dizzy Lizzy – Friday 9pm
The closest tribute to 'Thin Lizzy' out there. Led by the ever present 'H' on vocals and bass guitar. 'H' is the centre point of Dizzy Lizzy having formed the band in 1994. He lives in West Bromich, just down the road from the hospital where Phil Lynott was born. He started Dizzy Lizzy back in 1994 after working in the legendary 'Strap On Jack' band.
Stonewire – Friday 11pm
Stonewire have crafted a sound that is unique and yet reassuringly familiar. With influences spreading across many genres, the blend of Rock, Blues, Country and Heavy Metal produce a music that has been described as classic British Rock with a Southern Twist!
Emma McGrath – Saturday 6pm
Emma McGrath, aged just 16, is already turning heads with her excellent presence on stage and it is said that she leave audiences “completely captivated by her performance”. Last year at The Happening, she opened on Friday night and wowed the audience who were giving a standing ovation at the end of her set, so this year she's back...
With influences ranging from Tracey Chapman to Bombay Bicycle Club Emma writes a combination of hard hitting acoustic music carried by an incredibly powerful voice. At just 15, Emma won the PRS Foundation's Lynsey de Paul Prize for Female Songwriters as well as releasing her first EP ‘The Judgement’ and more recently Sit With Me, her latest single. With this, Emma has received BBC Radio 2 play on Dermot O’Leary’s show, Bob Harris' Sunday show and had BBC Introducing ‘Track of the Week’ on BBC 3 Counties twice. Emma has an exciting career ahead.
Emma McGrath Website
Dead Man's Whiskey – Saturday 7.30pm
Dead Man's Whiskey are a London based five piece hard rock band formed in 2016.
Debut album 'Under the Gun' was released on May 6th 2017 and is available via all good digital outlets.
Stone Deaf Forever – Saturday 9pm
Europe's No.1 Motorhead Tribute. Playing all the classic Motorhead songs from the past 40 years and featuring other classics from the Wurzel/Mikkey line ups.
PIST – Saturday 10.30pm
HARD AND HEAVY rock band from Bury.